Architectural innovation has led to an exciting urban environment optimised for the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. Narrower access ways are possible, which also allows more efficient use of space as architects seek to go higher. A risk of these designs is that the wind can be channelled in a way that is potentially dangerous for both pedestrians and cyclists. Our client in this project wanted to ensure that this risk was minimised
With our model outputs we generated a risk plot showing the likelihood of dangerous conditions occurring at every location in the development during the year. Some small changes to the design were recommended to mitigate this risk, and the end result was judged acceptable by the planning authorities.